Genshiken

Season 1 Episode 5

Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour

Aired Unknown Nov 07, 2004 on TV Tokyo
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Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour
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The episode begins with Sasahara reading a notice on a board about the closure of several school groups, one of which is Genshiken. When Sasahara eventually meets the rest of the guys, he finds out that Genshiken is being closed down because they haven't held any activities at all. Everyone in the group is depressed about it but seems to have reached the 'acceptance stage'. Actually, 'everyone' is not the correct word because just like in real life, other people's misery sometimes means one person's happiness. In this case, Saki can't help but smiling happily upon hearing the news. To make things worse, Haraguchi then comes in and gloats about it while trying to recruit Kousaka into Manken. For some reason, however, Saki is pissed off with Haraguchi's attitude and suddenly tells the guys that they should not give up on Genshiken just yet. So she takes Kanako with her and then marches into the student government office, demanding explanation.

Upon getting there, harsh explanation is exactly what she gets from Kitagawa, the vice-chairman. She tells Saki that Genshiken has misused their room and since there are many new groups that need a meeting space, Genshiken must be kicked out. Despite this, Saki is not willing to give up yet. So the next day, she marches right back to the student government office, armed with a piece of information she receives from Genshiken Iincho about Kitagawa's itchy foot problem. Saki then uses the information to blackmail Kitagawa. Unfortunately for Saki, the Chairman then comes and tells Kitagawa that he likes Kitagawa so he doesn't care even if she has itchy feet. So Kitagawa is back to her scary self but never the less allows Genshiken to resubmit their activity plan and not closing the group just yet. The episode ends with Saki being blackmailed by Genshiken Iincho regarding her steamy encounter with Kousaka inside the room. So she has no choice but to officially join Genshiken to keep the secret safe.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Tomokazu Seki

Tomokazu Seki

Soichiro Tanaka

Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

Kanako Ohno

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Harunobu Madarame

Yuji Ueda

Yuji Ueda

Genshiken Chairman

Mitsuki Saiga

Mitsuki Saiga

Makoto Kousaka

Kenji Nomura

Kenji Nomura

Mitsunori Kugayama

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